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 Carte Blanche (French).Carte’sian Philosophy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Carte de Visite (French).
 
A visiting card, a photographic likeness on a card for the albums of friends, etc. This custom originated, in 1857, with the Duke of Parma.   1
 


 Carte Blanche (French).Carte’sian Philosophy. 

 
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